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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Tail Lights

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Category: Body Electrical System

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Taillights, tail lamps, or as Nissan calls them "rear combination lamps", combine the running lights, reverse lights, brake lamps (stop lights) and turn-signal lamps (blinkers).

Contents

Overview

Sedan (short) vs Coupe (long)
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AUS/Europe: white-red-orange
Japan/USA/ZA: white-red-red

Sedan: USA vs AUS
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Coupe: AUS vs USA
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Wagon and Sedan (Australia)
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Ute
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Van (Australia)
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Sedan (portugal)
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Sedan: Europe orange blinkers vs USA red blinkers
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Facelift Sedans used a different taillight:
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Troubleshooting

Inoperative rear taillights, Turn Signal lights, or brake lights? Check for adequate grounding/earthing of the plastic combination lamp assembly.

Service Bulletin
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1. Check the metal-to-metal contact of the ground wire (black) from the right side tail light assembly at the grounding post on the panel inside the trunk area. Remove any paint or dirt that prevents good contact

Sedan
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Coupe
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2. Using an ohmmeter, check the ground wire (black) from the harness in the engine compartment to the battery negative post for continuity to the instruments and lights of the vehicle. If continuity is lacking, repair the break or replace the wire

3. A heavy gauge ground strap connecting the engine to the body of the vehicle assures proper grounding. The ground strap is built into the original negative battery cable
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Bulbs

Main: Bulbs

All 1200s use a 3-section taillight. Japan market and North American market use these bulbs:

* 26717-89900 12V-23W   [Top/Outer bulb]
* 26717-89920 12V-23/8W [Middle bulb]
* 26717-89900 12V-23W   [Bottom/Inner bulb]

Japan-market has an additional small bulb in the middle section:

* 26261-89900 12V-3.4W (Wedge socket)
  used until Aug 1986 in the Truck

Japan small bulb (sedan)
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Japan small bulb (coupe)
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Sedan

Note that non-GX and GX use the same taillights
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#H10 Japan and #H16 North America tail light have Red blinkers, instead of Yellow/Orange
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#H19 Australia/Europe lenses have Orange for the blinkers
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LENS
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RIM | lens with RIM fitted
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PACKING (rubber seal -- lens-to-body)
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HOUSING (available as complete Combination Lamp Assembly)
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PB110

H28 PB110 sedan - similar to B110 coupe, but longer
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Facelift

H31 1972 Japan-market (facelift) models had new tail lamps:
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Part Numbers
26550-H3101 LAMP ASS'Y-rear combination (R.H.) 
26555-H3101 LAMP ASS'Y-rear combination (L.H.) 
* 23W bulb (4)
* 23/8W bulb (2)
* 3.4W bulb (2)
26552-H3101 RIM ASS-Y (2)
26553-H3101 PACKING ASS'Y (2)
26551-H3101 LENS ASS'Y (R.H.)
26556-H3101 LENS ASS'Y (L.H.)

IKI 4034
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Clear Sedan

Just add one white, one red, and one amber LED bulb.

Levy production
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NOTE: Not legal for road use, as they do not have a reflector or approved lens pattern.

Custom Sedan

Round
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Coupe On Sedan

Coupe taillights on sedan | Compare to #Facelift
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H10

original type. Four bulbs/side. No Yellow/Amber in lens. Used only by Japan/asia market. Looks like #H16 but has four bulbs per side (USA has only 3 bulbs/side).

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JAPAN market - 4 bulb
26550-H1001 ASS'Y-LAMP, rear combination (R.H.)
26555-H1001 ASS'Y-LAMP, rear combination (L.H.)
* 23W bulb (2 per side)
* 23/8W (1 per side)
* 3W (1 per side)
26552-H1001 ASS'Y-RIM (2) $38.82 USD
26553-H1000 ASS'Y-PACKING (2) $18.33 USD
26551-H1001 ASS'Y-LENS (R.H.) NLA
26556-H1001 ASS'Y-LENS (L.H.) NLA
26563-H1000 ASS'Y-HARNESS (R.H.)
26568-H1000 ASS'Y-HARNESS (L.H.)

H16

Modified for North America lens standards. On the outside looks just like JAPAN #H10 (no yellow section)

  • lens reflection differs
  • Uses three bulbs per side vs JAPAN 4-bulb

USA tail light have RED-RED-CLEAR
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USA - 3 bulb
26550-H1902 ASSY-LAMP REAR COMBNATION RH (ICHIKHO) $143.10 USD
26555-H1902 ASSY-LAMP REAR COMBNATION LH (ICHIKHO)
26550-H7000 ASSY-LAMP REAR COMBINATION RH FROM 0772 $143.10 USD
26555-H7000 ASSY-LAMP REAR COMBINATION LH FROM 0772
26551-H1902 ASSY-LENS RH RED-RED-WHITE (ICHIKHO) $35.63 USD
26556-H1902 ASSY-LENS LH RED-RED-WHITE (ICHIKHO) $35.63 USD
26563-H1600 ASSY-HARNESS,R.H NLA
26564-H1600 ASSY-HARNESS,L.H NLA
* No 3W bulb

H19

For worldwide market

YELLOW-RED-CLEAR
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EverAce T-1756 & T-1757
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Ever Wing T-1756, T-1757. Yellow indicator with 4-bulb housings
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IKI 4004 R & 4004 L -- 1 E4 310 R-120 SAE ISTR 69
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Coupe

Coupe tail lights have a silver, light gray, or dark gray surround in the chromed rim (all same part number, appears to be production variance).

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Mounting
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Amber-Red-White (AUS & EUR)
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Red-Red-White (Japan & USA)
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3-bulb Type vs 4-bulb Type


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USA 3-bulb harness

amber 4-lamp - Australia?
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IKI4005R RH SAE
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PB110 Coupe

PB110 coupe - similar to B110 Sedan lights, but they protrude out
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Part Numbers

See Coupe Rear Combination Lamp Part Numbers
* Japan and North America both use Red lenses (no amber)
* the red lenses differ, presumably in reflective pattern
* the center section has two bulbs (Japan) or one bulb (NA)
  Therefore the assembly housing and Harness differ
All other parts are the same (Bulbs, Rim, Packing, white reverse Lens)

Custom

White-outside rears
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Supra lights on Coupe:
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Wagon

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Also fits 620 Pickup
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26551-H1401, Koito 220-23461
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Housing
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LENS style 2
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Reverse Lens
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Repair
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1000

See main article: B10 Lights

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Pickup

Black-rim OR Silver-rim tail lights
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Datsun 1200 (Pickup) has three-segment rear corner lamps:
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* Top section is for turn signals, 23W single filament bulb
  * Yellow in Japan market
  * Aftermarket clear lenses are available, which use color bulbs
* Middle section is red for brake & running lights, 23W/8W dual filament bulb
* Bottom section is clear for backup lights, 23W single filament bulb

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Lenses are held in place by 8 screws
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The lens frame (Rim) was offered in Silver or Black:
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1971-1978: were silver/chrome through 1978 March
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1978-1989: changed to black from 1978 April
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1971-1973 Chrome. Spade connector
1973-1978 Revised tail & stop (middle) lens
1978-8608 Black. Pin connector (JAP) or locking spade (AUS)
8608-2004 3-bulb type (no parking lamp)

Gasket (Packing)
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Wiring early - Spade connector
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Wiring late - Pin connector (positive locking)
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Wiring AUS - 6-Spade connector (positive locking)
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Spacers on the attachment studs
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Plugs were used from 1989 October, to cover the hole for the missing small bulb
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Part Numbers

See Truck Rear Combination Lamp Part Numbers
Bulbs
* 26717-89900 12V-23W (4) [Top bulb, Bottom bulb]
* 26717-89920 12V-23/8W -8608 (2) [Middle bulb]
* 26261-89900 12V-3.4W (2) [small middle bulb]
WIRING
* 26563-G1000 HARNESS ASSY-REAR COMBINATION -7803 [spade connectors]
* 26563-G1060 HARNESS ASSY-REAR COMBINATION 7804-8608 PIN CONNECTOR [4-bulb type]
* 26563-G1900 HARNESS ASSY-REAR COMBINATION -8608 [3-bulb type]
LAMP ASSY-REAR COMBINATION
G100     -7803 [chrome]
G106 7804-8608 [black, 4-bulb]
G190 8608-     [black, 3-bulb]

Export

JDM vs Export
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Round reflector section varies in size
輸出用 - Export , small reflector
国内 - Domestic, larger reflector

Aftermarket Ute

Semi-Clear

White trim
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Chrome trim
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Black trim
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Clear
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Fumiya-brand clears
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Custom

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Reflectors

In most countries, reflecting surfaces are built-into the rear lamps.

For those countries where they are not, or where a bigger relector is required -- such as Australia and Kenya -- separate rear reflectors were added:

See Main Article: Reflectors#Tailgate
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Third Brake Lamp

Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL) a.k.a. 3rd brake light can be adapted to the 1200, or a "universal" fitted. USA data indicates a long-term enduring crash-reduction benefit of 4.3%.

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Mandatory for new cars
* United States and Canada since 1986
  light trucks since 1994
* Australia and New Zealand since 1990
* Many European countries since 1998
Google search: third brake light

North America Notes

USA regulates the wattage, color and placement of the tail lights.

Canada generally adopts the same standards as USA.

USA "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 [1968] allows rear turn signals to be either red or amber in color... amber signals show a 5.3% effectivenss in reducing involvement in two-vehicle crashes where a lead vehicle is rear-struck in the act of turn left, turning right, merging into traffic, changing lanes, or entering/leaving a parking space. The advantage of amber rear turn signals is shown to be statistically significant." -- NTSHA document.

Nevertheless, amber was slow in coming. Even in the 1990s red rear turns signals are commonplace. The Nissan Altima even changed three times, from Amber to Red to Amber and back to red.

"In Europe and many other countries, rear turn signals are required to be amber. Currently [2009], manufacturers ... [for] North American markets choose whether to produce [amber or red rear turn signals]." -- NTSHA document.

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